The 10 Most Evil Villains In Video Games
Mr_VorhiasA brief explanation before we begin. There have already been countless lists of the best villains in video games in the past, and chances are there are no two that are alike, but I like to think that my list is different in some aspects because I haven't let things like popularity of the character or the game it's in influence my decisions.
Here are some stipulations I set:
- The character cannot be evil by any sort of outside forces influencing him. If they had a rough childhood, if they're out for revenge, if they're being forced by a more powerful villain, he's disqualified from being on the list.
- The character cannot at some point have assisted the protagonist.
- The character cannot show any sort of remorse, guilt, shame, or otherwise any sort of human traits towards their misdeeds.
- If the character believes they are doing good, they are off the list. I offer some compromise to that rule with any robotic, or computerized characters, who generally don't believe in good or evil, but "necessity."
So as you can see from these guidelines, I wasn't just looking for evil.
I was looking for EVIL.
Originally this was meant to be a top 20, but since I can't post anymore than 10, here're the runners up:
Chances are you aren't gonna agree with EVERYTHING on the list, but isn't that what makes lists like these great anyway?
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CopycatTheUnknownMore comments about Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
well not the most evil I guess
but oh well; she is the only reoccurring adversary in the whole series
Well... She is such a great villain! Very cool... indeed...
great villain, determined and willing to go over her family gods or even the whole humanity solely to fulfil her will... love her anniversary version... so evil...
Savastano20More comments about Sovereign (Mass Effect)
Why Andrew Ryan? Simple.
Andrew Ryan isn't your usual villain. His personality is well delevoped, and it's slowly revealed over the game. He's a man of ideals. He constructed a city in the bottom of the ocean. He's just... just... reactive!
don't know how he was missed out, was a class act
Nikita is evil because she is willing to wipe out anyone in his path for no other reason to destroy human life. You never really know what he's out there for. It is stated even the Kremlin doesn't know his full plan. He came so close to wiping out our entire country. He is ultimately one of the only Call of Duty villains allowed because he isn't out for revenge. He isn't being forced. Makarov, Shepard Zakheav, all have something to fight for. Dragovich does what he does because he simply wants to destroy life. Period.
The blueprint of what future villains like GLaDOS would become, SHODAN would torture you before you even get to face her in combat. Taunting you over PA systems, cutting off friendly radio transmissions, and watching you from the computer monitors with a cold, and unfeeling stare.
Oh, yeah... And she hates humans... well not necessarily, being a computer program she's incapable of real emotion, so she doesn't necessarily HATE humans... it's just that her infallible internal can't comprehend how something so pathetic and worthless can exist.
very very evil, but why isn't dimitri
from gta 4 on here
Can´t Forget about The Baddest MF Ever In Gaming History
Mullock went to extreme lengths to kill Abe!
lewieboy124More comments about Ridley (Metroid)
Dead_FrozenMore comments about Jack of Blades (Fable)
He is my most hated character ever. Why? Because he is so mean in the 4th gen that I can't stand him. I loved the episode of pokemon where he went to a new world. He is much worst than Bowser. Bowser you are awesome, much better then this dude
A nightmarish Cthulhu-like creature, it's debatable whether the Elder God is in fact a god, but he's managed to convince a whole lot of people that he is. Whatever the case, he whets his appetite for evil throughout the series by driving the humans and vampires of Nosgoth to war against each other, parasitically feeding off of Nosgoth's Wheel of Fate, (A supernatural lifecycle) leads the naive protagonist Raziel on every which way, basically sending him after anything that could possibly be forseen as a threat to him...
Pretty much every event that led up to Nosgoth's downfall into an apocalyptic wasteland can be traced back to the Elder God.
It's at this point now that I'd like to submit forth my theory that any villain that's voiced by Tony Jay is a complete badass.
It's one thing for a person to just want to take over whichever world the video game is set in, (If we were to include every single generic megalomaniacal villain in video gaming on this list, it would stretch for miles. ) but you have to be pretty damn evil to take the pleasant topic of wishes, and want to replace them all with weapons.
There's no better metaphor for it: It's akin to setting baskets full of kittens on fire.
I feel like baal is more evil than diablo in the game. Plus diablo doesn't make that many appearances in the game.
It's one thing to do a lot of deplorable stuff in life, but apparently that wasn't enough for Grim Fangando's antagonist, who was based off of Sydney Greenstreet's character in Casablanca. During one of the final confrontations with Manny, Hector admits that when he was alive he'd been a "Very bad boy. " Which we can only assume means he killed a crapload of people.
It's later heard that in the afterlife he's already managed to "sprout" (The equivalent of shooting someone in Grim Fandango, which causes the already dead residents of the Underworld to literally push up daisies. ) over 500 people. As if it wasn't enough that his master plan was to steal tickets to heaven from otherwise deserving people and sell them to rich people. (Which he still did, even after learning that the tickets wouldn't work for the rich people. )
Even after death Hector kept on being an evil evil guy... Geez. Isn't time for a break or something?
Pure Evil With No Remorse
Actually not as bad as you think, it depends on your type of evil. Do you think of evil as taking pokemon then this is for you but if you are thinking about altering earth, go to a different game like RSE, DP and BWG
master of deception, very pyschologically evil
She is the most wanted criminal ever and this year she attempted to change the history of terror do she would be a terrorist too. With a single shocking theft she could start World War I!
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